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[  Session(s): all  Chamber =  Both  Bill Type = all    Subjects =  MARRIAGE CEREMONIES ]

Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 818 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct certain marriage ceremonies and collect a related fee; authorizing a fee. House: County Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 974 85-0 (2017) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee; authorizing a fee. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
HB 1813 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan | et. al. Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony. House: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2310 85-0 (2017) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to authorizing the county clerk to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee; authorizing a fee. House: County Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 2795 85-0 (2017) Author: Lang, Mike | et. al. Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony. House: County Affairs Referred to County Affairs
SB 322 85-0 (2017) Author: Seliger, Kel Relating to authorizing current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony. Senate: State Affairs Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 522 85-0 (2017) Author: Birdwell, Brian | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan | et. al.
Relating to issuing a marriage license and conducting a marriage ceremony. House: State Affairs
Senate: State Affairs
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 2278 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to authorizing certain current and retired associate judges to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/15
HB 460 83-0 (2013) Author: Cortez, Philip Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Referred to Jurisprudence
SB 370 83-0 (2013) Author: Lucio, Jr., Eddie Relating to authorizing certain current and former members of the state legislature to conduct a marriage ceremony. Senate: Jurisprudence Not again placed on intent calendar
SB 1317 83-0 (2013) Author: Whitmire, John
Sponsor: Thompson, Senfronia
Relating to persons authorized to perform a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1600 83-0 (2013) Author: Zaffirini, Judith Relating to authorizing the county clerk in certain counties to conduct a marriage ceremony and collect a related fee. Senate: Jurisprudence Left pending in committee
HB 423 81-0 (2009) Author: Guillen, Ryan | et. al. Relating to authorizing a judge of a municipal court to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2472 81-0 (2009) Author: Kolkhorst, Lois Relating to persons authorized to perform a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Placed on General State Calendar
HB 2724 81-0 (2009) Author: Woolley, Beverly
Sponsor: Patrick, Dan
Relating to persons authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Not again placed on intent calendar
HB 3752 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna Relating to persons authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Referred to Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
SB 935 81-0 (2009) Author: Seliger, Kel
Sponsor: Guillen, Ryan
Relating to authorizing a judge of a municipal court to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 9/1/09
SB 379 78-0 (2003) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken in committee
HB 1175 76-0 (1999) Author: Junell, Robert Relating to the participation of a proxy in certain marriage ceremonies. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 36 75-0 (1997) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Referred to Juvenile Justice & Family Issues
HB 367 75-0 (1997) Author: Moreno, Paul Relating to fees collected by a judge or justice for certain services. House: Judicial Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 348 74-0 (1995) Author: Goolsby, Tony Relating to certain persons who are authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Left pending in committee
HB 986 74-0 (1995) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Juvenile Justice and Family Issues Referred to subcommittee
HB 3196 74-0 (1995) Author: Moreno, Paul
Sponsor: Montford, John
Relating to fees received by a judge or justice for certain services. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Placed on intent calendar
SB 581 74-0 (1995) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 349 73-0 (1993) Author: Holzheauser, Steve Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judicial Affairs Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 990 73-0 (1993) Author: Hightower, Allen Relating to the period when a marriage ceremony may be performed. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to Judicial Affairs
SB 232 73-0 (1993) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al.
Sponsor: Hightower, Allen
Relating to the period when a marriage ceremony may be performed. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
Failed to pass to 3rd reading
SB 303 73-0 (1993) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. Senate: Jurisprudence Referred to Jurisprudence
HB 2844 72-0 (1991) Author: Rodriguez, Ciro | et. al. Relating to the authority of a judge of a municipal court of record in San Antonio to perform marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary Left pending in committee
HB 2881 72-0 (1991) Author: Evans, Larry Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judicial Affairs 1st Printing sent to Calendars
SB 1311 72-0 (1991) Author: Armbrister, Kenneth Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably with amendments
HB 407 71-0 (1989) Author: Blackwood, Bill Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judicial Affairs Referred to subcommittee
SB 1825 71-0 (1989) Author: Washington, Craig Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. Senate: Jurisprudence Reported favorably w/o amendments
HB 1213 70-0 (1987) Author: Arnold, Bill
Sponsor: Johnson, Eddie
Relating to the issuance of marriage licenses and to the time marriage ceremonies may take place. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective on 1/1/88
HB 2513 70-0 (1987) Author: Eckels, Robert
Sponsor: Brown, J.E.
Relating to the length of service required to qualify as a retired justice or judge for the purpose of conducting marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Effective immediately
HB 315 69-0 (1985) Author: Criss, Lloyd Relating to persons who are authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary Referred to subcommittee
HB 2415 69-0 (1985) Author: Hudson III, Samuel Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary Referred to Judiciary
HB 155 68-0 (1983) Author: Tejeda, Frank
Sponsor: Vale, Bob
Relating to fees for conducting marriage ceremonies. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
No action taken
HB 937 68-0 (1983) Author: Garcia, Matt Relating to the abolition of common-law marriage. House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1819 68-0 (1983) Author: Oliver, Jesse
Sponsor: Mauzy, Oscar
Relating to the duties of persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 707 67-0 (1981) Author: Florence, Buck
Sponsor: Brooks, Chet
Relating to persons authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Human Resources
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HB 1643 67-0 (1981) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies House: Judiciary Referred to Committee on Judiciary
HB 1945 67-0 (1981) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to who is authorized to conduct a marriage ceremony. House: Judiciary Comm. report printed & sent to Comm. on Local & Consent Cal.
SB 649 67-0 (1981) Author: Ogg, Jack Relating to the authorization of United States magistrates to conduct marriage ceremonies. Senate: Jurisprudence No action taken
HB 851 66-0 (1979) Author: Sullivant, Bill Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judicial Affairs Considered by subcommittee in public hearing
HB 994 66-0 (1979) Author: Sharp, John
Sponsor: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe"
Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judicial Affairs
Senate: Jurisprudence
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HB 857 65-0 (1977) Author: Semos, Chris V. Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary Assigned to Consent Calendar
SB 609 65-0 (1977) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Semos, Chris V.
Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
90 Day Bill
SB 681 64-0 (1975) Author: Longoria, Raul Relating to persons authorized to conduct marriage ceremonies. House: Judiciary
Senate: Jurisprudence
Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 1100 61-0 (1969) Author: Ray, Jr., C. L. Relating to prohibiting a county clerk or any deputy from directing parties who have been issued a marriage license to a particular person for the performance of the marriage; prescribing a penalty.
HB 463 59-0 (1965) Author: Atwell, Ben Relating to persons who are authorized to celebrate marriage rites.
HB 94 55-0 (1957) Author: Winfree, Sr., Joseph Edwin Relating to amending certain Statutes determining those authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony.
HB 224 53-0 (1953) Author: Miller, Jr., William Andrew Relating to amending certain Statutes determining those authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony.
HB 93 49-0 (1945) Author: Cato, Arthur Relating to amending certain Statutes by providing that each of the parties entering into a contract of marriage in Texas be thoroughly examined by a physician legally licensed to practice medicine in Texas, who at the time of said examination caused to be made of specimens taken from such persons standard serological tests and other such laboratory procedures as are essential to the determination of freedom from syphilis and all other venereal diseases.
HB 581 49-0 (1945) Author: Foster, William S. "Bill" Relating to creating fees for marriages, etc., not accounted for by County Judges and Justices of the Peace making the Statutes conform.
HB 966 47-0 (1941) Author: Simpson, Jr., Marvin B. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes authorizing the Mayors of incorporated and unincorporated cities, towns or villages in Texas to celebrate the rights of matrimony.
HB 976 47-0 (1941) Author: Blankenship, Dallas A. | et. al. Relating to regulating the solemnization of marriages in certain counties; prohibiting any person from soliciting within any courthouse or public building for the privilege of performing any marriage ceremony; providing a penalty.
HB 125 38-0 (1923) Author: Jacks, Nathaniel Green | et. al. Relating to amending statute relating to the celebration of the rites of matrimony, by adding thereto the words "and judges of all other courts of record in this State," and changing said statute so as to read "and validating marriages heretofore celebrated by judges of courts of record of this State."
SB 345 33-0 (1913) Author: Warren, Robert Lee Relating to amending the Penal Code of 1911, by adding article 485a, providing that if any person shall falsely assume or pretend to be a judicial or ministerial officer and while so falsely pretending shall perform a pretended or mock marriage shall be guilty of a felony, providing for punishment therefor.
HB 820 26-0 (1899) Relating to preventing and punishing celebration of marriages without a license.
SB 158 21-0 (1889) Relating to providing that Jewish rabbis be added to the list of those authorized to celebrate the rites of matrimony.

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